NIU Accredited/Approved Programs

NIU is accredited at the institutional level by the Higher Learning Commission and by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Business Accountancy B.S. in Accountancy Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accredited 2028-2029
Business Accountancy Master of Accounting Science Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accredited 2028-2029
Business Accountancy Master of Accountancy Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accredited 2028-2029
Business Finance B.S. in Finance Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accredited 2028-2029
Business Finance M.S. in Finance Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accredited 2028-2029
Business Management B.S. in Business Administration Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accredited 2028-2029
Business Management B.S. in Management Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accredited 2028-2029
Business Marketing B.S. in Marketing Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accredited 2028-2029
Business Marketing M.S. in Digital Marketing Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accredited 2028-2029
Business MBA Programs Master of Business Administration Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accredited 2028-2029
Business Operations Management and Information Systems B.S. in Operations and Information Management Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accredited 2028-2029
Business Operations Management and Information Systems M.S. in Management Information Systems Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accredited 2028-2029
Business Operations Management and Information Systems M.S. in Data Analytics Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accredited 2028-2029
Education Counseling and Higher Education

M.S.Ed. in Counseling (specializations in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling)

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Accredited 2027
Education Counseling and Higher Education Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Accredited 2027
Education Kinesiology and Physical Education M.S. in Athletic Training Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) Accredited 2027-2028
Education Special and Early Education M.S.Ed. Special Education (specialization in Orientation and Mobility) Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) Accredited 2024
Education Special and Early Education M.S.Ed. Special Education (specialization in Teacher of Visually Impaired) Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) Accredited 2025
Engineering and Engineering Technology Electrical Engineering B.S. in Electrical Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Accredited 2028
Engineering and Engineering Technology Mechanical Engineering B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Accredited 2028
Engineering and Engineering Technology Industrial and Systems Engineering B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Accredited 2028
Engineering and Engineering Technology Engineering Technology B.S. in Engineering Technology (emphasis in Electrical Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Engineering Technology) Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Accredited 2028
Engineering and Engineering Technology Engineering Technology B.S. in Engineering Technology (emphasis in Industrial Management and Technology within the B.S. in Technology (Computer-Aided Design, Electronics Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Environmental Safety and Health, Special Technical Study) Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Accredited 2026
Engineering and Engineering Technology Engineering and Engineering Technology B.S. in Biomedical Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Accredited 2024
Engineering and Engineering Technology Engineering and Engineering Technology B.S. in Mechatronics Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Accredited 2028
Health and Human Sciences School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders Doctor of Physical Therapy Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) Accredited 2024
Health and Human Sciences School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders Doctor of Audiology Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) Accredited 2025
Health and Human Sciences School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders M.A. in Communicative Disorders (specialization in speech-language pathology and audiology) Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) Accredited 2025
Health and Human Sciences School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders Child Development and Family Center* National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accredited 2026
Health and Human Sciences The School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Accredited/Progress Report Required 2022
Health and Human Sciences School of Family and Consumer Sciences B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Approved N/A
Health and Human Sciences School of Family and Consumer Sciences M.S. in Applied Human Development and Family Sciences (specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy) Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE) Accredited 2028
Health and Human Sciences School of Health Studies B.S. in Medical Laboratory Sciences National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) Accredited 2031
Health and Human Sciences School of Health Studies B.S. in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Wellness - Didactic program Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Accredited 2027
Health and Human Sciences School of Health Studies M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics (Graduate level Dietetic Internship) Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Accredited 2027
Health and Human Sciences School of Health Studies Master of Public Health Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Probationary Accreditation 2023
Health and Human Sciences School of Nursing B.S. in Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accredited 2031
Health and Human Sciences School of Nursing M.S. in Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accredited 2031
Health and Human Sciences School of Nursing Doctorate in Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accredited 2026
Law Law Doctor of Jurisprudence American Bar Association (ABA) Accredited 2033-2034
Liberal Arts and Sciences Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies B.A/B.S. in Nonprofit and NGO Studies Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) Accredited 2028
Liberal Arts and Sciences Psychology Ph.D. in Psychology Clinical Psychology American Psychological Association (APA) Accredited 2028
Liberal Arts and Sciences Psychology Ph.D. in Psychology
School Psychology
American Psychological Association (APA) Accredited 2028
Liberal Arts and Sciences Psychology Specialist in School Psychology (S.S.P.) National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Approved Program 2027
Liberal Arts and Sciences Public Administration Master of Public Administration Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) Accredited 2027-2028
Liberal Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry B.S. in Chemistry (approval)* Emphasis in professional, Emphasis in biochemistry American Chemical Society (ACS) Approved Program 2024-Online Visit
Visual and Performing Arts School of Art Bachelor of Arts in Art National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Accredited 2031-2032
Visual and Performing Arts School of Art Bachelor of Science in Art National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Accredited 2031-2032
Visual and Performing Arts School of Art Bachelor of Arts in Art History National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Accredited 2031-2032
Visual and Performing Arts School of Art Bachelor of Fine Arts National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Accredited 2031-2032
Visual and Performing Arts School of Art Bachelor of Science in Art Education National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Accredited 2031-2032
Visual and Performing Arts School of Art Master of Arts in Art (specialization in Art History) National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Accredited 2031-2032
Visual and Performing Arts School of Art Master of Fine Arts National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Accredited 2031-2032
Visual and Performing Arts School of Art Master of Science in Art (specialization in Art Education) National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Accredited 2031-2032
Visual and Performing Arts School of Art Ph.D. in Art Education National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Accredited 2031-2032
Visual and Performing Arts School of Music Bachelor of Arts in Music National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Accredited 2032-2033
Visual and Performing Arts School of Music Bachelor of Music (emphases: Composition, Music Education, and Performance) National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Accredited 2032-2033
Visual and Performing Arts School of Music Performer's Certificate (Graduate) National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Accredited 2032-2033
Visual and Performing Arts School of Music Master of Music (specializations: Individualized Studies, Music Education, and Performance) National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Accredited 2032-2033
Visual and Performing Arts School of Theatre and Dance Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) Accredited 2024-2025
Visual and Performing Arts School of Theatre and Dance Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts (emphases: Acting and Design, and in Technology) National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) Accredited 2024-2025
Visual and Performing Arts School of Theatre and Dance Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) Accredited 2024-2025

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